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    12-29-2018, 09:25 PM
    The part could be threaded using the dividing head spindle as a thread gauge, if the backing plate is fixtured to be removable and repeatable from...
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    12-29-2018, 05:23 PM
    That's an odd thread, but it's available on my South Bend 10L chart right in line with 18 tpi which is very common, so it should be available on...
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    12-29-2018, 12:50 AM
    How big is the chuck you want to mount? That's not a common size, so you might be better off going with a store bought adapter plate meant for a...
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    12-23-2018, 08:34 PM
    Hence the moniker.........
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    12-18-2018, 12:15 AM
    I worked in a shop a few years back where music was not allowed. Management didn't want to deal with employees having a conflict of opinion on what...
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    12-17-2018, 11:55 PM
    Since I have one rechargeable extinguisher outside, I must rely on a service to do that recharge. While they're here they tag the non-rechargeable...
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    12-15-2018, 05:56 PM
    tom_d replied to a thread Rockwell mill drawbar wobble in General
    Here's a link to the Rockwell manual: http://www.vintagemachinery.org/pubs/2793/4232.pdf There is supposed to be a bushing under the head of...
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    12-13-2018, 08:24 PM
    tom_d replied to a thread Fusion360 vs Solidworks in General
    I'm not 100% up to speed on the virtual machine. Do I have windows put inside a linux system and let windows sit doing nothing until I need Fusion,...
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    12-13-2018, 08:07 PM
    tom_d replied to a thread Fusion360 vs Solidworks in General
    Does it only run on windows, or can I run Fusion on a linux computer?
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    12-12-2018, 12:35 AM
    tom_d replied to a thread Learning a new machine in General
    The old school cutting fluid for aluminum was simply straight kerosene applied with an acid brush. Excessive smoke = excessive speed. Isn't wd-40...
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    12-11-2018, 11:33 PM
    tom_d replied to a thread Learning a new machine in General
    Just to clarify to others, I expressed the speed in fpm, that's feet per minute, not rpm. So: 4xCuttingSpeed / dia. = (4 x 200) / 0.5 = 1600 rpm ...
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    12-11-2018, 09:44 PM
    tom_d replied to a thread Learning a new machine in General
    Normally on a cut that small any vibration felt would be very slight. Is the groove the same width as the end mill, where the end mill is centred so...
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    12-06-2018, 04:27 PM
    The nylon worm is going to be a press fit. The steel worms usually come with a single set screw installed, and a spot drill started at 90*. For most...
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    12-05-2018, 11:26 PM
    Yes. I understand, and enjoyed your words. My post was an attempt at agreeing with your reverse psychology. I was a teenager myself, once. A loooong...
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    12-05-2018, 12:31 AM
    It looks like a well built little machine in excellent condition, from a company with a good reputation that's still in business. They even have a...
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    11-26-2018, 03:46 PM
    Yes, the 400 series stainless steel is magnetic.
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    11-26-2018, 03:36 PM
    tom_d replied to a thread thread size help in General
    Make the cap first. This will double as your thread gauge when threading the cup. As for size, anything less than 2 inches, of course. Maybe...
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    11-21-2018, 08:56 PM
    tom_d replied to a thread Acme Thread Question in General
    Yes. The numbers do line up to a counting error. What I'm wondering about is the diameters. I find a 28x5mm and a 30x6mm as standard thread forms,...
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    11-21-2018, 07:42 PM
    tom_d replied to a thread Acme Thread Question in General
    The closest that I find in my old machinery handbook on metric trapezoidal threads to what was originally described are a 28mm x 5mm (1.102" od x...
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    11-08-2018, 08:34 PM
    I've made mine with four screws and some with six. On thin wall tubing the more contact points the better. You're right, not much more than hand...
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    11-08-2018, 05:36 PM
    Yes, go with the spider. Attach a piece of bar stock, one inch diameter or what have you, to a three spoke backing plate that fits between the jaws...
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    11-03-2018, 10:50 PM
    tom_d replied to a thread Unknown Lathe in General
    Can you post some pictures of the lathe? A few shots of the cross feed would help to determine how best to remove the screw. Where this is such a...
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    11-02-2018, 11:42 PM
    tom_d replied to a thread Problem with Lathe in General
    Some random thoughts here; First off, the 13" Craftsman is a wonderful little lathe. That said, it also makes a great magnifying glass. The...
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    10-31-2018, 08:47 PM
    tom_d replied to a thread Diesel Fuel In The Shop? in General
    It's safe to store in your shop. Just treat it with the same respect as all your other combustibles. It's the same as #2 heating oil, and we...
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    10-28-2018, 02:11 AM
    Yes, that thing could come in handy. It would also make for a good school shop project. Either clean up what's there, or start from scratch with a...
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    10-28-2018, 01:27 AM
    Are you saying that in your best Rodney Dangerfield voice? Yes, there are some great photos of some good looking stuff he's making. Definitely...
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